Abstract 9- Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008

 

 

Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan: Hannah is My Name by Belle Yang

Margit Codispoti
M. Gail Hickey
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

This lesson plan can be used with lower-level elementary students to discuss immigration to the US in the 20th century and related issues. It uses a trade book written by Belle Yang, entitled Hannah is My Name, to foster students’ consideration of individual development and identity through a cultural lens.

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About the Author(s)…

Margit Codispoti is Associate Librarian for Collections at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Margit researches intersecting issues of gender and literature, and she may be reached at codispot@ipfw.edu.

M. Gail Hickey is Professor of Educational Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Gail researches intersecting issues of gender and immigration, and she may be reached at hickey@ipfw.edu